Weekend Confirmed 80 - Battlefield 3 beta, Gears of War 3, Resistance 3

By Garnett Lee, Sep 30, 2011 11:05am PDT

We didn’t need the official beginning of fall to know the season had arrived. Games that promise to challenge for Game of the Year honors are hitting over the next several weeks and Weekend Confirmed will be digging into them in earnest. Garnett returns from his expedition to Japan just in time to catch up with the Gears of War 3 discussion to get things started. A nasty bout of the flu knocked Xav out this week but Jeff holds things down with our special guest James Stevenson of Insomniac Games. Naturally, there’s some Resistance 3 talk, but much more as well including the Battlefield 3 beta, Burnout Crash, and yes, Jeff braves the waters to talk some about Kirby. With the trifecta of EA Sports games out we also look at how the annual cycle could be improved. And of course we’ve got all the latest gaming news as well. We tweaked the format a little for this eightieth show, so please, let us know what you think in the official Shacknews.com comments.

Weekend Confirmed Ep. 80: 09/30/2011

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Weekend Confirmed comes in four segments to make it easy to listen to in segments or all at once. Here's the timing for this week's episode:

    Show Breakdown:

    Round 1 00:00:00 - 00:31:02

    Whatcha Been Playing 00:31:34 - 00:59:38

    More Playing and the News 01:00:41 – 01:28:57

    Featured Music Break: 01:28:57 - 01:32:14 -- "Point Out of a Curve" – Adam K

    Listener Feedback 01:32:14 – 02:07:47

    The Tailgate 02:08:30 - 02:16:41

Featured music this week comes from the massively talented house producer Adam K. His track "Point Out of a Curve" is available now on Beatport and iTunes. There's much more where that came from at Hotbox Digital. Catch up with him on the Adam K Facebook page.

Original music in the show by Del Rio. Get his latest Album, The Wait is Over on iTunes. Check out more, including the Super Mega Worm mix and other mash-ups on his ReverbNation page or Facebook page, and follow him on twitter delriomusic.

Jeff Cannata can also be seen on The Totally Rad Show. They've gone daily so there's a new segment to watch every day of the week!

Follow Jeff Cannata on Twitter @jeffcannata and Xav de Matos @xav.

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  • During the conversation about BF3 graphics on console vs PC, Jeff made the comment that this is the time we SHOULD be getting new hardware.

    I am THRILLED that we are not getting new hardware yet. There are so many fantastic looking games coming out for the current crop of hardware, that look stunning.

    Nevermind the games coming out this holiday season like BF3, Rage, SkyRim, or Uncharted 3. What about the stunners slated for 2010 and beyond?

    Bioshock Infinite
    The Last Guardian
    Max Payne 3
    Prey 2
    Darksiders 2
    Hitman Absolution
    Mass Effect 3
    Far Cry 3
    Tomb Raider
    Aliens: Colonial Marines
    Metro: Last Light
    Borderlands 2
    Asura's Wrath
    Brothers in Arms: Furious 4
    The Darkness 2

    Plus stuff like Halo 4 and Overstrike, which have been announced but not seen, but sure to look great?

    For the first time ever, we're really seeing developers crank every last ounce of juice out of the hardware on the market. We're getting great looking games, a ton of different art-styles and aesthetics, and the user-base is only getting bigger.

    Why ask publishers to start making games for a smaller audience all over again when there's still so much good left to explore on the current hardware?

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